Mayor Menino Announces 2012 We Are Boston Gala Awardees

One community, two youth and one corporate leader chosen for outstanding commitment to advocating for diversity.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and his Office of New Bostonians (ONB) recently announced the recipients of the seventh annual We Are Boston Gala Awards, honoring individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in promoting Boston’s rich diversity and fostering the full integration of New Bostonians in all aspects of life in Boston.

Along with honoring Dr. Gary L. Gottlieb, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, with the We Are Boston Leadership Award for his many accomplishments and contributions, Mayor Menino and ONB are also thrilled to honor the following exceptional awardees:


·         Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. with the Corporate Courage Award, for demonstrating consistent commitment in creating opportunities for Boston’s diverse communities to thrive and be successful.


·         Dr. Nicole Prudent of the Haitian Health Institute at Boston Medical Center with the Community Champion Award, for demonstrating consistent commitment in nurturing a dialogue and inspiring action to facilitate the full integration of immigrants in Boston and beyond.


·         Sherley Belizaire from the Boston International Newcomers Academy and Yiming Yu from Charlestown High School with the School and Youth Action Award for translating the perseverance, courage and idealism of New Bostonians into action and making significant contributions to empower their communities.


The 2012 We Are Boston Gala will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. This year’s gala is made possible with the generous support of Partners HealthCare, State Street Corporation, Eastern Bank, Target, DTZ, a UGL company and Clear Channel Outdoor. Proceeds from the We Are Boston Gala help support the English for New Bostonians Initiative, a city-private-community partnership providing access to English classes and other crucial programs to more than one thousand New Bostonians, enabling them to be full participants in Boston. For more information about the gala, visit www.cityofboston.gov/weareboston or call 617-635-2980.




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